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but it on him and in but gate >>james: celebrations around the bay area after yesterday's
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supreme court rulings striking down proposition 8 and the defense of marriage act. we'll tell you when the weddings for the l-g-b-t community can begin. and bart workers have authorized a strike. their contract ends sunday. just in time for the monday morning commute. we'll look ahead to what could happen next. and we're watching bay area weather. as temperatures are expected to heat up. we'll have a complete look at your forecast coming up. good morning and thanks for joining us on this thursday june 27th. i'm mark danon.
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a historic day for the supreme court as they struck down prop 8 and the defense of marriage act. this prop 8 decision is the ruling that most legal experts predicted. the supreme court cleared the way for same sex marriage to resume in california in a 5 to 4 decision. the majority of the justices said that supporters of prop 8 did not have the right to appeal a lower courts ruling. they also said the majority of prop 8 supporters were not able to show how they were harmed by same sex marriage. this means gay marriage is expected to resume in california in 25 days. the supreme court did not make a broad ruling about whether banning same sex marriage is constitutional. that could have had a more wide ranging impact across the country. there was a huge turnout for the celebration in san francisco's castro district last night. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news.
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the rally was organized by a coalition advocacy groups including "marriage equality usa, "march-4- equality", and "unite here local 2" kron 4 caught up with supporters of same sex marriage who say the overturn of prop 8 is a breath of fresh air after so many years of struggle. same-sex marriage supporters also gathering in oakland for a block party to celebrate the u-s supreme opinions on same- sex marriage. hundreds showed up on telegraph avenue at 19th near the art sculpture park to listen to music. a woman legally licensed to perform marriage ceremonies was on hand. she married at least five couples, although the marriages were symbolic and are not yet legally binding. people who have been a part of the fight for marriage equality say this day has been a long time coming. the block party continued through eight o'clock in the evening. then after- parties in oakland followed. supporters of the prop 8 ban did not protest the event. in other big bay area news.
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bart is one step closer this morning to a complete shut down. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] if you can't stand the heat, get off the test track. get the mercedes-benz you've been burning for at the summer event, going on now at your authorized mercedes-benz dealer. hurry, before this opportunity cools off. improvements. the union must issue a 72- hour advance warning if it does plan to strike. the contract expires this weekend so there is not much time left to let the public know if bart will keep rolling. morning news. the supreme court's decision to strike down the defense of marriage act is a huge financial win for same sex couples. cnn's zain asher has more from new york.
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>> if she was married to a man, she would not have all that man. the decision impact's income factors. married same-sex couples cannot file taxes jointly like all married couples. that means saving thousands of dollars. their health insurance, federal employees with same-sex marriages will now be granted benefits and for private employees if it means that partners won't have to pay income taxes on benefits from the other partner's health insurance plans. finally, the death benefits. at same sex couples will now get federal tax treatment and social security benefits that opposite sex couples get when a spouse dies. same- sex marriages only legal in 12 states and washington
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d.c.. >>mark:defense secretary chuck hagel says the pentagon will extend health care, housing and other federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members. by october 1st, the pentagon will extend a variety of benefits to same-sex partners -- including access to on-base commissaries and some health and welfare programs. an estimated 18-thousand same-sex couples are in the active duty. it's unclear how many of those are married. it wasn't until he was running for a second term when president obama came out as a supporter of gay marriage. he released this statement yesterday on the defense of marriage act. it reads. quote -- "i applaud the supreme court's decision to strike down the defense of marriage act. this was discrimination enshrined in law. it treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. the supreme court has righted that wrong, and our country is better off for it. we are people who declared that we are all created
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equal - and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well" >>mark: we will be right back as the kron4 morning news continues. more of your morning weather forecast as temperatures are really going to start heating up. we will be right back. ♪
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he was elected that nation's first black president in 1994. he has been battling a recurring lung infection for a long while. aaron hernandez has become a former member of the new england patriots after becoming a guest of the massachusetts penal system. hernandez pleaded not guilty after being arrested and charged with murder in the in the shooting death of odin lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body was found about a mile from hernandez's home. prosecutors say lloyd had angered hernandez at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong people. authorities say hernandez drove lloyd to a secluded gravel road before shooting him multiple times. the patriots released the tight end less than two hours after his arrest and before he was charged. hernandez could get life in prison without parole if convicted. a florida businessman who says he was held hostage by his own workers in china has been freed. chip starnes, co-founder and president of specialty medical supplies china, says he'd been unable to leave the company's beijing factory since friday.
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here you see him earlier this week. starnes says workers barricaded all the exits and hindered his sleep by banging on doors and windows, but he says they did not physically hurt him. but now starnes has reached workers after a pay dispute. officials said 97 employees signed a new compensation agreement. he zimmerman trial is on it's third day and brought testimony from a friend of trayvon martin who was talking to the teen when he was killed. >>erica: we are dealing with patchy fog but it will clear up, with sunshine and warmer into the afternoon. inland spots are climbing into the 90s today. possibles of verily warmer temperatures for the next six consecutive days. '90s into triple digits. it looks
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like we are starting the morning off with a san francisct 61 degrees right now, upper 50s in santa rosa. as we take a look at futurecast 4 into the 12:00 hour, looks like a barely any '60s. only in places like san francisco and for those of you in the immediate coast line. '70s and '80s indicated by that or on your screen and as we put the clock into motion, or jan redstarts to fill up. 8:00 p.m. tonight, temperatures back down and that eighties, seventies and sixties. we will see quite a spread of numbers today. focusing on afternoon highs starting with east bay interior spots, looks like brentwood could reach 94 degrees, 91 expected in danville. the very warm conditions through the san ramon valley. mainly in the '70s and perhaps a few
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eighties along the east bay shoreline. oakland with a high of 79 hayward, and at 80 cover seven is expected in fremont. to the south bay, a gorgeous day ahead of us, campbell at 88, low 90s in los gatos, los '70s up for downtown san francisco, low eighties for redwood city and as we focus our attention on the north bay, adding that the wine country, napa at 87 degrees in mid '80s expected and sonoma. at your 7 day around the bay forecast of the show even warmer weather heading closer into the weekend. upper 90s for inland spots and low seventies for the coast line. as of right now, looks like monday could be the warmest day of the week. triple digits and the forecast, so the national weather service is a really thinking about issuing an excessive heat advisory. good news is if you do not have a warm weather, you can get to the coastline why don't think we will see any severe warming around the
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water. temperatures start to cool looks like as we head into tuesday and wednesday. for 19. here is janu. john l. >>janu: as for the golden gate bridge, foggy but not tracking any delays if you are heading toward san francisco from the north bay. taking a look at traffic maps, starting off with the east bay. green indicated light traffic. drive time from hercules to berkeley is about 11 minutes. no delays for westbound ride out of dublin or hayward into the south bay. both north bound to 8001 out of downtown san jose is a driving along smoothly and also not tracking any incidents freer southbound ride all 101. >>mark: georgia zimmerman
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trial is on its third day. cnn's martin savidge has the highlights of her testimony had on the case. she is the girl for a bond market was talking to on the phone of the night pam and george zimmerman crossed paths. --trayvon martin. she says over the phone and she heard a zimmerman approach and confront martin. moments later, she says she heard a struggle and describes zimmerman as the attacker. suddenly, the phone hong up.
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her cross-examination was crucial. defense attorney don west wet after her credibility specifically acclaim fishing it what door is about why she did not go to his funeral. she originally said it was because she was in the hospital. but that was a lie. the defense also focused on inconsistencies between what she said in her early deposition and what she said on the stand. the
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longer she was questioned, the more agitated she appeared. even defiant. like when she was told she had to return the other day create until then, is hard to say how much of the state's star witness actually helps or hurts their case.
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>>mark: we will return back to the kron4 morning news. here is a live look coming in from florida. this location around lake worth. an equestrian center that bed courses. a lot of mulch catching on fire scene and from the helicopter view. this is one of the lives pictures coming in on the satellite feed. we'll be right back as the kron4 morning news continues. right back as the kron4 morni[ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz summer event is here. now get the unmistakable thrill and the incredible rush of the mercedes-benz you've always wanted. ♪ [ tires screech ] but you better get here fast. [ girl ] hey, daddy's here. here you go, honey. thank you.
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>>erica: time right now is 425. you are waking up to the kron4 morning news and also focusing all clark thursday forecast. pretty clear here but some areas of patchy dense fog. primarily around the golden gate bridge. that includes highway 1 and out of half moon bay ride around pacifica. in terms of your extended forecast looks like temperatures will start to
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warm into the weekend but i want to focus on how high it will be in my next report. >>mark: the united states is biding its time in its effort to get fugitive leaker edward snowden delivered to its custody. the former national security agency computer contractor who exposed details of u.s. surveillance programs, faces espionage charges if shipped back home. he is currently cooling his heels at moscow's international airport, where he arrived sunday from hong defense and cia director the situation. >> you will have a narrow lane and a narrowing of information that they made available to people for analysis and for decision making as people try to protect that information and you will be back in the same kind of situation that we potentially have prior to
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911 where we don't have the ability with people with the broad enough access to connect the dots. >>mark: russian president vladimir putin has said his government won't hand snowden over to u.s. authorities, but seems eager to wash his hands of the issue. ecuador is apparently considering giving snowden asylum. the rev. jesse jackson says he's going to try to help celebrity chef paula deen overcome the fallout from admitting past use of a racial slur. jackson says deen can be reclaimed if she is willing to acknowledge mistakes and make changes. the celebrity chef and businesswoman again acknowledging she's used the n-word in the past in a highly emotional interview with nbc's "today show." yesterday. >> if there is anyone out there that has never said something that they wished they could take back, if you are out there, please pick up that stone and throw it
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so hard in my head that it kills me. please. i want to meet you. now -- paula deen in her first live interview wednesday as the controversy own words -- swells. >>mark: a lot clearer skies as we look forward to a big warm up. we will be right back.
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them know about the two strikes and also encourage them to contact a bart officials. this comes just a day after the unions voted to authorize a potential strike. the contract with labor unions expires. meaning a strike could come as soon as monday. this two sides remain as-the two sides remain at by over pay and benefit. with just three days ago, both sides remain far apart. >> when you are asking for over 23 percent wage increases without making any progress along the negotiation table. it just does not seem fair. that we do not want a strike. strike is a the last option that we were at. we will be at the table fighting for the
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patrons and for the safety of our workers. >> reporter: the last time bart employees went on strike was in 1927. if there is a strike, you will see increased amounts of a.c. transit buses and ferries services but officials are also so put it is all commuters to tell them to adjust work schedules and car pooling and those are options. >>mark: thanks for the update. onto weather and traffic right now. >>erica: good morning mark. taking a look at temperatures right now. we are in the '60s so a pretty mild start. an ares is up patchy fog. some visibility compromised in the north bay. pretense of a mile in santa rosa. all the rest of us like and not a pretty clear skies. in terms of your extended forecast, i do want to what you are around your 7 day around the bay.
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excessive heat is on the way. we are talking about six consecutive days of severely hot weather. temperatures will be in the '90s if not the triple digits. we will see sunshine but it will be a scorcher out there. take a look at saturday and sunday and even temperatures into monday expected to be the warmest day of the week. looks like the national weather service will start to issue some excessive heat advisories and with that, you will certainly want to cool off. good news is seven years on the up to much along the coast line per in the upper 60s and low 70's so if you want relief, definitely had your way to the beaches. gradually cool weather as we had to tuesday and wednesday, but much cooler conditions, partly cloudy skies towards the middle of next week. for 33. here is a traffic out with janu. >>janu: an accident just west of a treasure island. not seeing back up eat right now but we will continue to keep an eye on that for you.
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let's take a look at our bridge at check. we do have that accident past and treasure island. as for the san mateo bridge, no delays. we are also seen at a problem for your ride on the golden gate bridge. it is foggy out there but no incidents to report. >>mark:a historic day for the supreme court as they struck down prop 8 and the defense of marriage act. this prop 8 decision is the ruling that most legal experts predicted. the supreme court cleared the way for same sex marriage to resume in california in a 5 to 4 decision. the majority of the justices said that supporters of prop 8 did not have the right to ruling. they also said the majority of prop 8 supporters were not able to show how they were harmed by same sexthis means gay marriage is expected to resume in
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california in 25 days. @the supreme court did not make a broad ruling about whether banning same sex that could have had a more wide ranging impact across the country. betthere was a huge turnout for the celebration in san francisco's castro district last night. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. the rally was organized by a coalition advocacy groups including "marriage equality usa, "march-4-equality", and "unite here local 2" kron 4 caught up with breath of fresh air after so many years of struggle. mom and yet to be a special that. we are then through such a at struggled and such a fight for some years. but people get to do what they want to do. it is like freedom. >> we do feel equal here at
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california at salt it feels great to be welcome. >> i am glad to see that has been eliminated and hopefully i can have the freedom in any state. >> this is an awesome opportunity and of course everyone is excited about it. >> it is historical and it is beautiful. we finally get to unite as one of. we get to finally feel like we are like everyone else. it is truly beautiful. >>mark:same-sex marriage supporters also gathering in oakland celebrate the u-s supreme court's two historic opinions on same- sex hundreds showed up on telegraph avenue at 19th near the art sculpture park to listen to music. a woman legally licensed to couples, although the marriages were symbolic and are not yet legally binding. people who have been a part of the fight for marriage equality say this day has been a long time coming.
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>> they have acknowledged that amoco please human being. >> this is a historical moment and not just for the california couples but fort california and of the world. it is pretty amazing. >> it is fabulous. >>mark:the block party continued through eight o'clock in the evening. >>mark: @ live a look outside. one of the foggy spines in the bay area's this morning. we will be right back as the kron4 morning news continues.
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>>mark: will come back to the kron4 morning news. we are watching wall street. taking a look at wall street this morning. futures trading shows all three indexes in the positive this morning. traders are focusing on the positive and that pushed the major wall street stock indexes higher yesterday for a second straight day. it's the first two-day stretch of reserve gave a timetable for throttling back its economic stimulus a week ago. here's a look at the closing numbers. the dow jones jumped 150 points to close at 14,910. \ the nasdaq closed up 28 points, ending the day at 3,376. the s and p rose 15 points, closing at 1,603. with a rainbow flag hanging outside of its wall street headquarters, investment banking firm goldman sachs was quick to express support for wednesday's supreme court decision overturning the defense of marriage act.
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we strongly support the court's affirmation today of marriage equality," the firm tweeted within hours of the ruling. goldman fortune 500 is one publicly promote workplace inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender hundreds of companies -- including starbucks, fortune -- that had filed a brief with the supreme court in opposition to doma. "today's decisions help define who we are as a people, whether or not we are part of the group directly affected," ceo lloyd blankfein said through the company's twitter noting in a company work environment where "diversity is embraced" and "differences are valued and credit rating firm moody's equality." same-sex marriage? >>mark:7-million college students will likely have to pay more for their loans come july first. congress is working on a deal to prevent a 100 percent hike in subsudized student loan interest rates.
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but a final agreement probably won't come until after lawmakers return from the july fourth recess. if so, the plan is expected to apply retroactively so students aren't hurt by the temporary spike. the house already passed a bill that would prevent the july increase. but, it would link student interest rates to the 10- year treasury note, which means they would vary from year to year. senate democrats want a fixed rate. 7-million college students will likely have to pay more for their loans come july first. congress is working on a deal to prevent a 100 some of their shine.
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>>mark: we will be right back as the kron4 morning news continues. is going 97
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>>mark: welcome back. gay marriage may have been made legal in california again. but same sex couples will have to wait a bit longer to make their unions official. there were a number of people getting married at city hall yesterday, but no same-sex couples that showed up were given a marriage license. although they have the green light -- there is a 25-day waiting period for those wanting to make their marriage official. during that time the opposition to todays supreme
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courts ruling can file a petition for a re-hearing. >>it definitely should've happened years ago. especially here in california, san francisco. we were doing marriages here quite early, but to have it take til 2013 in united states and in california is a little ridiculous >>mark:it should take about a month for licenses to be available for lesbian and gay couples. clergy from across the bay area showed support for the supreme court decisions. more than sixty religious leaders from a variety of faiths stood together on the steps of san francisco's grace cathedral yesterday afternoon. they say the defeat of prop 8 and doma will allow them to serve everyone in the community equally. a spokesperson for grace cathedral also said they will offer same sex marriages 30 days after the state authorizes the unions. that is the same waiting period that's required of any couple who marries at the cathedral. after the rulings, some republican members of
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congress who oppose same- sex marriage lashed out at the high court on religious grounds. the rulings only affect those states that have legalized same-sex marriage. that means the 35 states where such unions are still illegal will see no change. this weekend -- the gay pride celebration in the country is happening in san francisco. this is video from last year's festivities. large crowds are expected to come out and celebrate. the two-day celebration will take place at san
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francisco's civic center plaza. the big parade -- is set for sunday. >>erica: low clouds and even some drizzle the this is pretty much the extent of the low cloud cover. really just along the immediate coast line. temperatures are on the mild side and definitely cooler than yesterday with upper 50s at low 60s out there. we certainly have a '90s and the forecast, fairfield has 97 degrees and 91 out in antioch. looks like we will keep it and the upper '70's and 80's. by later on tonight, by the 8:00 hour, futurecast for showing temperatures still on the warmer side. upper 60s and
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san francisco, napa clanging on to eighties. as we focus on your extended forecast, looks like temperatures will continue to warn and to the weekend so saturday and sunday we are talking upper 90s for the warmest inland spots. monday is expected to be the warmest of the week the news says, the warmer temperatures only be for the far inland spots. main cities in metro areas will be a lot cooler so that to the beaches and the waterfront 51 summer if police. everyone was equally temperatures as we had to tuesday and wednesday. john l. >>janu: looks like an accident has been cleared.
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all your westbound 80 ride is to approach the bay bridge toll plaza. as for the san mateo bridge, no accidents across the span. as we've had over to the golden gate bridge, not tracking any problems there. southbound ride through wahl won an marin county is a delay for it. ♪
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thursday june 27th. bart workers have authorized a strike. their contract ends sunday. just in time for the monday we'll look ahead to what could happen next. not the countdown is on for a
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and today.the labor unions will greet commuters with the message that strike could be just days away. kron 4's mike pelton is live at the embarcadero bart station. good morning mike. president obama and the first lady are in senegal, south africa. they were greeted by president sall earlier this morning. the obamas are set to meet with leaders from government, business and civil society. a few objectives of the trip include reinforcing u- s commitment to expanding economic growth, investment, and strengthening democratic institutions. at a press conference earlier this morning, president obama addressed gay the marriage ruling, calling it a victory for us democracy, recognition should cross state lines. later this afternoon, high president obama will tour a slave house museum at goree island. later in the evening, he'll attend an official dinner with president macky sall. it was a historic day for the supreme court yesterday
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as they struck down prop 8 and the defense of marriage act. this prop 8 decision is the ruling that most legal experts predicted. the supreme court cleared the way for same sex marriage to resume in california in a 4 to 5 decision. the majority of the justices said that supporters of prop 8 did not have the right to appeal a lower courts ruling. they also said the majority of prop 8 supporters were not able to show how they were harmed by same sex marriage. this means gay marriage is expected to resume in california in 25 days. the supreme court did not make a broad ruling about whether banning same sex marriage is constitutional. that could have had a more the country. many years of struggle. volunteer accused of killing an unarmed teen. rachel jeantel was on the phone with trayvon martin shortly before he was fatally shot by george zimmerman.
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510 is the time. call your commute to be if there is a strike with bars employees. crime-judge kron4's mike pelton is live and take a look at the possibilities and the timing of all of this and what they will do if they strike. >> reporter: members of the largest union wants to make sure that commuters get the union that their threat to strike israel. they will be out here later this morning at handing out fliers thought. this comes one day after bart's two biggest unions voted just about unanimously to authorize a potential strike. march
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contracts with its contract labor unions could come-- expired and a strike could come as early as monday. both sides or mine-judge remain at high over pay and safety. with just three days ago, both sides remain on opposite and. >> to be thinking about a strike when you're asking for 23% salary increases without putting anything into your pension in bringing bart into complete chaos this does not seem fair. >> we do not want a strike. that is the last option. we will be fighting for the safety of the patrons in the safety of our workers. >> reporter: the last time a strike happened was in 1977.
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if there is a strike you will see increased amounts of a.c. transit buses and ferries services in an attempt to ease the pain but officials are also placing this all commuters recommending offering work schedules and car pooling if possible. >>darya: smith since >> reporter: bart is hoping that there will base 72 hour strike notice this could happen at any point in monday's early as that it could happen because those contracts expire sunday night. >>mark:aaron hernandez has become a former member of the new england patriots after becoming a guest of the massachusetts penal system. hernandez pleaded not guilty after being arrested and charged with murder in the in the shooting death of odin lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body
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was found about a mile from hernandez's home. prosecutors say lloyd had angered hernandez at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong people. authorities say hernandez drove lloyd to a secluded gravel road before shooting him multiple times. the patriots released the tight end less than two hours after his arrest and before he was charged. hernandez could get life in prison without parole if convicted. >>darya: 512 is the time. we will return in just a minute.
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>>mark: welcome back to the kron4 morning news. watching bay area weather. kron4's jackie says so. >> reporter: today we are expecting heat and over the weekend at we are expecting extreme heat which brings up fire danger. here in the
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oakland hills, there is a lot of fuel. the good news is that the rain has dampened it down but the bad news means a that's with iran at grass will continue to grow. in his waist high out here and a great reminder of how weather season and that it is time to get defense ofthe down appear. if you're living up here, get a lot more out and start chopping out some of these high fuel. right now the fire burned your-just danger is that a moderate level. there are lots of reasons to be worried on days like this as we go through the weekend, we are expecting to see triple digits and the east bay. a great time to remind people to be careful. a sample acre grass fire turned into something much bigger one
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and fled-desperate to name a nearby hotel. people need to get that defensible space up. >>mark: thanks for the update jackie. now let's get an update with a forecast from erica. >>erica: we are officially get that fair starting at warming trend. we are waking up too mild conditions out there. temperatures are mainly in the '60s. oakland currently has 62, antioch upper 60s. warm conditions as you're heading out to work or school. satellite and radar shows a dry weather over the bay area high pressure is building in and that will help elevate those temperatures. you will notice the '70s and even 80s
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and 90s are to fill an entire afternoon highs. a gorgeous day with plenty of sunshine to go around, but again temperatures will be back in the '60s and '70s, by 8:00 p.m. tonight. breaking down afternoon highs, plenty of eighties in the south bay, san jose climbing to three looks like walnut creek check-in and at 80 degrees. downtown san francisco with an afternoon high of 72 degrees and upper '70's for east bay shoreline. in terms of your extended forecast, 7 day around the bay will continue to gradually warmed things up. monday is expected to be the warmest day of the week. temperatures could reach triple digits. at least six consecutive days of excessive heat for the inland spot. at national weather service is discussing issuing an excessive heat advisory. the
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good news is only slated-- the house whether it's only slated for the beginning of the week. it will start to cool down into tuesday and wednesday of next week. 519. here it is traffic now with george. george >>george: let's look first at the bay bridge and the commute to the toll plaza pripet traffic is very light on all the approaches and no problems on the stand for your westward ride. and 11 minute commute out of the macarthur maze. san mateo bridge, equally good conditions. and the golden gate bridge ride, foggy again. no delays as you come across the span of southbound. looking first at east shore freeway
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commute with a drive times. about a 13 minutes in a rout time as you head down the east shore freeway. 60 minutes through the san ramon valley and in the galazy act for the commute into castro valley. south bay showing grain indicated speeds in the '50s. could you talk iran and about all through the golden gate just 24 minutes. >>darya: more concern over the deteriorating health of south africa's nelson mandela. 94- year old mandela is widely considered the father of modern south africa. that nations current president, jacob zuma acknowledged that mandela is in critical condition.
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however the government will not confirm reports that he is on life support systems. mandela is an anti- apartheid icon. he was elected that nation's first black president in 1994. he has been battling a recurring lung infection for a long while. today, the u-s senate could vote on immigration reform that would offer citizenship to millions of people living in the u-s illegally. the bill's backers are hoping to change minds in the house. the measure is opposed by a series of test votes this week ensured bipartisan support. >>darya:texas governor rick perry is rebooting the abortion battle in his state. he's called for a second special legislative session on monday. to give the republican controlled statehouse an extra 30 days to pass resolutions that opponents say could shutter nearly all of the abortion clinics in texas.
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at midnight on tuesday, democratic senator wendy davis, with some last minute help from protestors in the public gallery, successfully killed new limits on abortion in the state. governor perry is set to address the 43rd annual national right to life convention, which opens today in dallas. >>mark:new york city lawmakers have passed the most expansive plans in years to impose new oversight on the nation's largest police force. the city council voted early this morning to create an outside watchdog and make it easier to bring racial profiling claims against the new york police department. both bills passed with enough votes to override expected mayoral vetoes. proponents see the legislation as a check on a police force that's come under scrutiny for its heavy use of a tactic known as stop and frisk. critics say the measures would impinge on techniques that have decreased crime dramatically and would hamper the n-y-p-d. >>darya: 522 is the time. we will return in just a minute.
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if >>mark:taking a look at wall street this morning. futures trading shows all three indexes in the positive this morning. traders are focusing on the positive and that pushed the major wall street stock indexes higher yesterday for a second straight day. it's the first two-day stretch
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of gains since the federal reserve gave a timetable for throttling back its economic stimulus a week ago. here's a look at the closing numbers. the dow jones jumped 150 points to close at 14,910. \ the nasdaq closed up 28 points, ending the day at 3,376. the s and p rose 15 points, closing at 1,603. investment banking firm goldman sachs is flying a rainbow flag outside its wall street headquarters. within hours of the supreme court's ruling on the defense of marriage act, the company tweeted "we strongly support the court's affirmation today of marriage equality." goldman joined hundreds of companies including starbucks, apple, google and citigroup. that filed a brief with the supreme court in opposition to doma. 7-million college students will likely have to pay more for their loans come july first. congress is working on a deal to prevent a 100 percent hike in subsudized student loan interest rates. but a final agreement probably won't come until after lawmakers return from the july fourth recess.
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if so, the plan is expected to apply retroactively so students aren't hurt by the temporary spike. the house already passed a bill that would prevent the july increase. but, it would link student interest rates to the 10- year treasury note, which means they would vary from year to year. senate democrats want a fixed rate. month low wednesday -- >>darya:today, paypal is launching inter-planetary payments -- yes, a system for buying things in space. it sounds like a p-r stunt, but paypal says it's dead serious about getting into the growing field of space tourism. companies like virgin galactic and space x are bringing the go-to-mars dream much closer to reality. so paypal -- which is owned so pa[ male announcer ]wned the mercedes-benz summer event is here. now get the unmistakable thrill and the incredible rush of the mercedes-benz you've always wanted.
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>> the time is 5:30 a.m.. it
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is clear at the golden gate bridge. we are looking at higher temperatures today. >> the temperatures will skyrocket. we are talking low nineties for the warmest boss. here is a live look from our roof cam. i do have patchy fog along the coast but take a look at your numbers. it will be mid 60's for the coastline. we do have big changes to talk about. we do have triple digits and i will talk about when and where in my next report. >> we are taking a look at the traffic around the bay. we're not said how spots to slow your ride. if there are no major incidents or delays. the bay bridge has a pretty good ride and there
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are no problems reported across the span. your quick commute check shows that we have picked up some slowing for highway 4 through pittsburg. it is more slowing for the alta mount pass way. >> bart is one step closer to a complete shutdown. the union voted to authorize a strike and that means that if there was on monday this would be a nightmare. >> will give the bay area into chaos is something that is not fair. >> at this point the negotiations still continue. they have not stated that they will strike but they are acknowledging that they are apart from many, the deal. a bart manager stated
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that they want a 23% increase in pay and they refuse to pay more in health care. urea member stated that this makes it more complicated. the u.n. has to issue a 72 hour war if they do plan to strike and the contract is set to expire this weekend. and they make, with some type the deal before this goes that far. >> yester day, was a historic day for the supreme court as they struck down the proposition and the defense of marriage act. this major decision comes on the verge of pride weekend. kron4 will tran is live in the castro district where the streets were full of people celebrating. >> he stated that this will be the biggest celebration at we are right in front of the castro district. this
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came down about 8:00 a.m. yesterday morning and this is video of how jammed packed it was with people and they knew that the ruling was " to come down and they have been waiting for years to hear this. they found out that same-sex marriage could happen within 24 hours. receive reaction from people did i get any sleep if and here is what they had to say. >> i am just so grateful. i was so surprised to california of all states would be the ones to pass such a law. the fact that we have came to our senses gives me hope. >> did you stay up all night? >> yes.
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>> he told may did they do not plan to sleep all and we was see how long this will take. as far as pride week when gentlest that the that will have thousands of people here and there are making plans on how they plan to celebrate a you will hear from him coming up. >> same-sex marriage supporters also gathered in oakland for a block party to celebrate the u.s. supreme court's historic opinion on same-sex marriage. hundreds showed up on telegraph avenue at 19th near the art sculpture park. a woman legally licensed to perform marriages ceremonies was on hand. she married at least five couples, although the marriages were symbolic and are not yet legally binding. people who have been a part
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of the fight for marriage equality says that this day has been a long time coming. >> when you live, you have to continue to make history every day not just for california couples but for the world as well. >> i know if this kind of hard to explain. it has been a real struggle for us. this is fabulous! >> the block party continued to 8:00 p.m. in the evening. supporters of proposition a bed did not protest this event. >> the united states is finding its time in its effort to get a fugitive leaker at work snowden brought in to u.s. custody.
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though former national security agency computer contractor who expose details of u.s. surveillance programs, faces espionage charges if he is tobacco. he is still a moscow's international airport, where he arrived sunday from hong kong. former u.s. secretary of defense and cia director robert gates talked about the situation. >> he will be back in this same situation eventually prior, to 911 will we do not have the ability with people with access to connect the dots. >> russian president blad imir putin has said that his government will not hand snowden over to u.s. authorities, but seems eager to wash their hands of the issue. in ecuador is
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346,000, a sign that steady job gains are rising. >> this is a positive start for the morning with the weather. >> it will shape up to be a gorgeous day. it may be little too hot for some of you. the temperatures are cooler than where we were 24 hours ago but we are still waking up to 60's in downtown san francisco. future cast 4 is tracking that the temperatures by noon will be very few 60's. it looks like it will be in the '70s and take a look at the orange on the screen. as we pushed closer to the afternoon the red will start to appear and that is where we will see the '90s. by 8:00 p.m. tonight it will be
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clearer and the temperatures are back in the sixties of all but the media shoreline but the temperatures will remain in the '70s and to the 8:00 a.m. hour. >> take a look at brett what that will have a high of 90 degrees 86 degrees for brenda perry ed there will be a good mixture of 70's and low 80s. it will be 79 degrees for those of these in oakland. we have plenty of sunshine to go or around. sunnyvale will be popping off at about 84 degrees. downtown san francisco will climb to 72 and 83 at of redwood city. if you are heading up to the wine country, sonoma that will be at 85 degrees. 85 degrees for san rafael and upper 90s
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for fairfield. we will continue with warmer weather and high pressure will be building in. >> we are talking least six consecutive days of excessive heat in the bay area. it will be hollow of the heat will last. the national service department has issued a heat advisory. the severe heat will be for the a lesbos and the temperatures will be pretty comfortable perr for the endles >> there are no problems for the driver around the bay area and there are no unusual slowdowns. this is a typical pattern where the
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traffic is backing up in the cash lanes. these early morning hours and there is a big advantage to having fasttrack because there's no weight at all. the metering lights have not been activated. highway 92 is a beautiful drive. they have no delays. the golden gate bridge has the same except it is foggy. as we try drive times for you the short commute is 14 minutes from hercules to berkeley and 80 minutes from walnut creek. there are no problems over the slow grave. 580 is looking okay through the alta mott it is a little heavy. here through the more ran from the county lines through central san rafael if they have no congestion yet and that is why the drive time is still under 25
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minutes from 37 down to the golden gate bridge. >> the time is 5:50 a.m.. though the wedding bells may be weeks away, same-sex couples and their supporters filled city blocks of san francisco to west hollywood and down in san diego last night to savor lot awaited u.s. supreme court ruling on gay marriage. in one of two of the five to four rulings, the high court cleared the way for gay marriages and to resume in california. a san francisco trial court's ruling in 2010 that was overturned of the ban on same-sex marriage. >> there were a number of people getting married is city hall yesterday, but no same-sex couples showed up.
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although they have the green light, there is a waiting period for those wanting to make their marriages offical. during that time the opposition to the supreme court's ruling can file a petition for a rehearing. >> we were door laird is here quite early but it took to 2013 for the united states and in california is a little ridiculous. >> a get, it should take about a month for licenses to be available for lesbian and gay couples. >> sampras's go city officials broke ground on a massive, decades-long redevelopment of the city's hunter. neighborhood. the project is called the cost nearly $8 billion. it will create more than 12,000 new residential units, as well as new retail space and 350
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a. of park land over the next 20 years. the first resident complexes are expected to be completed in the next three years. >> here is a live look at the still of the soprano star. they had a private wake yesterday in new jersey. he died last week in italy of a heart attack. look at 'em.
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swell and walk. >> coming of la kron 4 news essex sale. bart workers have authorized a strike as their contract ends on sunday. we will have details on what this could mean for the weekday commute. >> karen hernand aaron hernandes become a former member of the new the live picture is after becoming a guest of the massachusetts of panel system. >> we're keeping an eye on the weather as we are expecting to see a rise in look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet.
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good morning, top stories we're following this thursday june 27th. bart workers have authorized a strike. their contract ends sunday. just in time for the monday morning commute. we'll look ahead to what and the president and first lady are in south africa today. details on their trip coming up. and we're watching bay area weather. as temperatures are expected to heat up. here's a live look outside.

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